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December 02, 2013

New Yelp App for Kindle Fire: Bringing Great Local Businesses to Your Fingertips on Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX has joined the list of mobile devices where you can find Yelp! For customers in the US, when you unwrap a new Kindle Fire HDX, you’ll find a brand new Yelp app available right out of the box. The Kindle joins the list of platforms, including Apple and Bing, where Yelp content is powering local search for millions of consumers on a daily basis.

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We’re committed to connecting people with great local businesses worldwide, and this new Yelp app delivers an amazing consumer experience, in line with Yelp and Amazon’s shared vision of delivering the best of the best to our customers. We worked closely with Amazon to build a new Yelp app that takes advantage of the Kindle form factor to emphasize photos through a new visual style.

“We are thrilled to see the beautiful new Yelp app built and optimized exclusively for the Kindle Fire HDX,” said Steve Rabuchin, General Manager of Amazon Appstore. “The Yelp app really shines on the Kindle Fire tablet, giving customers access to useful local information, right at their fingertips.”

Yelp Kindle App Nearby

Browsing for a business is a breeze, and fans of the written word can also contribute their own prose, with the ability to write Yelp reviews straight from the new Kindle Fire app. The experience is also streamlined, taking users directly into our Nearby feature to start searching with one simple click.

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So if you’re in the market for a tablet device, consider treating yourself to a Kindle. And if you’re feeling generous, share the Yelp Kindle love and gift one to a lucky person on your list.